I have mixed emotions about farm subsidies. While they were intended to help out the mom-and-pop farms, today's agriculture is mainly run by corporations. So I view a lot of the farm subsidies as corporate welfare. I know it's not quite that simple, but the majority of the subsidies go to help corporations. If they could cut those out, I'd be all for keeping the private family farm subsidies. they DO need the help, especially competing against the multinational corporations.
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David (OFI)